The headline: Woman robbed after getting killed in hit-n-run accident
Yep, you read that headline right. A car hit this lady, killing her, and knocking some money from her hand in the accident. The car that killed her kept on going. Two men happened onto the scene, took the money, and left.
WTF WORLD? I mean FUCK! GAWD I AM PISSED ABOUT THIS! (and from the look of the comments section on this story most of Podunk and the rest of Texas is too.)
Now here's your story exerpt.
I now have zero faith in mankind. Merry Fucking Christmas.Friends and co-workers knew Victoria Miles as, simply, Tori. Everyday, you could find her working behind the counter inside the Kidd Jones Valero, across the street from Tanglewood Center on East Loop 323.
Tori left the store to make a routine bank run, Thursday afternoon. She crossed six lanes of traffic, headed to Regions Bank to make change for the store.
She was standing on the raised median, when she was struck by a black, Chevy pick-up, driven by an alleged drunk driver. The money in her hands went flying into the air. The truck kept going.
Johnny Gilstrap, who works at the Super Lube next door said he and his coworkers saw what happened and ran to the median to help Tori. Johnny joined other Valero employees, picking up, staying by Tori's side.
But Johnny said he noticed two men get out of a maroon car - it looked liked a Chevrolet Impala - scoop up some cash, and take off.
"I'm sure they didn't know she'd been run over," he said. "They just saw the money flying around and didn't know where it was coming from."
It added more insult to a horribly painful, and fatal injury.
"I wanted to choke them," said Thelma Hunt, who had worked with Tori for two years at the store.
Within minutes, Tyler Police tracked down the busted up, black pick-up truck. Gerald Bourque, 45, of Big Sandy was arrested on-site. As for the money grabbers, police say, technically, it is theft.
"That money belongs to the business," said Officer Don Martin, the public information officer with the Tyler Police Department. Martin said it's disheartening. "If they want to contact us and say, 'Hey, we just didn't realize,' or, 'We didn't know what to do with it. We're sorry.' We would look at that and go from there."
Right now, there are no suspects, but the incident is still under investigation.
"If they have any kind of heart at all, they would at least bring the money back," said Gilstrap.